3 Days in Tokyo
This is a 3 days guide to Tokyo, with a perfect 72 hours plan that will guide you on the best way to enjoy this amazing city. All tips, maps, costs, information is included, so that you feel like you are having your best friend with you showing you around Tokyo. This guide has been developed by local experts and travel bloggers who live or frequently visit Tokyo, so that you get only the best option on where to stay, where to eat, what monuments to see, how to move around Tokyo and how to enjoy this vivid city at its best.
The maps provided can be accessible in their online format, at Google maps, which will enable you to easily navigate towards them while you are in Tokyo. This guide is best enjoyed by solo travelers and couples or groups of friends traveling together to Tokyo. Families traveling with kids to Tokyo may also find a lot of useful details for planning their trip.
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Where to Stay in Tokyo
The hotel that we recommend that you stay at Tokyo is the Hotel: ANA Intercontinental. Address: 1-12-33 Akasaka, Minato, Tokyo Prefecture 107-0052, Japan, Tel.: +81-3-35051111, Website: Click Here to Book it Online and Read Reviews
Price / night: 170E for twin room
Booking.com Rating: 8.2/10 in 319 reviews. Information available here.
Recommended: Clean and sophisticated, located in the very center of Tokyo, so that you can have easy access to all the travel plan of this guide. Unfortunately Tokyo is very expensive so you will not find easily a more budget friendly hotel in a convenient location.
Day 1 in Tokyo: Arrival, Settle at the Hotel, Visit Top Monuments
07:50 Arrival at the Narita Airport
Arrival at the Narita international airport which is 60km east of the city center.
Take the luggage and pass from passport control.
08:25 Transfer from the Airport to the Hotel
Take the shuttle bus from the airport to the hotel (2 hours trip). The Hotel is “ANA intercontinental”
If you prefer a faster trip or missed the shuttle bus (running every one hour), take Narita Express that will take you to the center in 1 hour. Take off at Tokyo station and take a taxi to hotel.
Narita Express: http://www.jreast.co.jp/e/nex/
10:25 Hotel Accommodation
Accommodate in the hotel and then prepared for a tour in traditional area.
Accommodate yourself in the hotel and then start your day visiting the famous town, Asakusa
11:00 Go to Asakusa
Take Ginza line and head for Asakusa
Buy a one day metro pass (http://www.tokyometro.jp/en/ticket/value/1day/index.html#anc01)
11:30 Visit Sensoji
Visit Sensoji and enjoy the local shopping malls
One of the most common monuments in Tokyo, very traditional Japanese shrine. On the approach to the shrine various kinds of shops and restaurants will attract you. When you reach the monument throw in some coins for shrine and gods may listen to your wishes.
Cost: Free Entrance
12:30 Lunch at Daikokuya
Lunch at: Restaurant “Daikokuya”, 1-38-10 Asakusa, Taito, Tokyo 111-0032, tel. +81 3-3844-2222
One of the most famous tempura restaurants in Tokyo. The atmosphere is very local. Try tendon, rice bowl filled with tempuras.
13:40 Visit the Hama Rikyu Gardens
Off to Hama Rikyu Gardens by river cruise
Enjoy river cruise and city view of Tokyo.
14:10 Arrive at Hama Rikyu Gardens
Arrival at Hama Rikyu gardens and start strolling
Enjoy traditional Japanese style park located very middle of central
15:30 Transportation to the Roppongi hills
Off to Roppongi Hills by metro
Head to Shinbashi station and take Ohedo line, take off at Roppongi Sta.
16:00 Explore the Roppongi Hills
Explore Roppongi Hills and enjoy Tokyo city view from 60F
One of the hottest address in Tokyo where young fashionable people gather. Modern buildings and shops are good contrast to Asakusa you explored.
(http://www.roppongihills.com/tcv/en/) There are exciting shops and a museum for contemporary art.
18:00 Taste Some Sushi in Tokyo
Diner at Sushi Restaurant “Gon pachi”, 1-13-11, Nishi-Azabu, Minato-ku, Tokyo, tel. +81- 3-5771-0170
Gorgeous traditional Japanese building, various kinds of Japanese foods and English speaking staffs will entertain you!
20:00 Return to the hotel
Back to hotel on foot and take enough rest for tomorrow
Roppongi offers various night clubs and bars but I recommend you to prepare for Tsukiji trip tomorrow
1st Day in Tokyo, Online Map
Get this map online in Google maps format at: https://mapsengine.google.com/map/edit?mid=zFdTwLSK2DdE.k3WfhU_K02w4
ZoomTip 1.1 Trains and ATM
If you prefer to scroll the city by metro, I recommend you to buy one day pass for 5E (http://www.tokyometro.jp/en/ticket/value/1day/index.html). In Tokyo taxi is comparatively expensive (5E to start) and metro/buses are cheap (1E or less to for minimum)
Where can I find Currency Exchanges and Cash Machines (ATMs)?
In the Arrival area in the airport and most banks in Tokyo offers exchanges services (But be careful all the bank counters close at 15:00). You can also find ATMs in bank offices (they operate until 17h or later).
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